One of the things I do as a big part of my Young Living business is share what I call “my loaner kit”. It’s a small collection of oils that I like to share with people – just to borrow, not to keep – so they can experience the oils for themselves. Whenever I go to pick up the oil kit, I like to give them something just for fun. I usually make them a small essential oil roller bottle to give them as a thank you for letting me share my oils with them.
If this is your first time making an essential oil roller bottle, the most important thing to know is that you absolutely must dilute your oils. Our bodies just absorb the oils properties better when we dilute them before using them on our skin. When you put them on your skin undiluted, they are too strong. Just way too strong.
What does dilute actually mean?
Essential oils are not greasy like olive oil or coconut oil. So we need to dilute our oils with a fatty oil. Fatty oils have bigger molecules than essential oils. This means that they help to slow down how quickly your skin and body absorbs the essential oils.
What carrier oil should you use?
You can use anything you’d like. My first choice is usually fractionated coconut oil. This differs from regular coconut oil because it never solidifies, which is pretty important! But you could also use sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil or a grapeseed oil. Especially if you’ve got allergies, you’ll want to play around until you find one that fits your needs. Just don’t use olive oil or any other oil with a strong fragrance.
I typically make a 5ml roller bottle to share.
5ml is enough to give someone a small sample. It’s enough to give the a good idea of whether or not the oil/blend is right for them. But you can also use the bigger 10ml as well. You can even reuse empty Young Living bottles just add a fitment to the top! You can buy your roller bottles online at a variety of stores – I usually find them at Amazon . I always choose the ones with metal balls at the top because they are the most durable. The plastic ones tend to degrade and break down a bit after repeated use.
I typically dilute my oils about 50/50.
For example, if I am going to use Stress Away, I put two drops in my hand and add two drops of coconut oil as well. But when I make an essential oil roller bottle, I tend to use a little bit more carrier oil. I just find that about 1/3 essential to almost 2/3 carrier oil works best. If you are concerned about the specific dilution for a particular essential oil roller bottle, you can also google dilution charts. These tend to be more specific.
Once you fill the essential oil roller bottle with both the essential oils and the carrier oil, all that’s left to do is just pop the roller on top. If you struggle with this, which can happen from time to time, try pushing it in just a bit and then twisting the top on. This usually makes the roller ball pop right in.
And there you have it!
It’s as simple and easy as that, y’all. Just a few quick steps and you’ve got your very own essential oil roller bottle! It normally doesn’t take more than a minute to do this and it’s a great way to share your oils with friends and family.
If you prefer to watch an informal live video I did about this on Facebook, you can check that out below: